Md. streamlines annual business filing process

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation has streamlined the annual business filing process by updating the paperwork all entities are required to file with the state.

Filings for 2018 can now be made online through Maryland Business Express, and the department’s website now hosts fillable versions of the forms. The extension request system is also available for 2018, which will extend the annual report deadline from April 15 to June 15.

Last year’s Form 1 has been separated into an annual report and a personal property tax return to distinguish the dual purposes of the filing. Both the annual report and the personal property tax return can be filed online through Maryland Business Express at